We are Dentons. The world’s largest law firm. We’re the lightbulb moments. The bold ideas. The international deals. We’re 11,000+ lawyers globally, 800+ in the UK with 40+ trainees a year. We’re a truly global, polycentric firm.
Working across 190+ locations, our work spans 77 countries, with our lawyers speaking over 80 languages. Our award wins in 2021 highlight our recognition in the market, and the quality of work trainees are involved in.
The business of law is changing, and we want you to be right there with it. To take us from largest to leading, we’re looking for our trainees to think big and see the future of law in a new way.
On top of our existing development program, our market leading training contract includes three new modules: legal project management, innovation and resilience. All designed to help you become the lawyer of the future.
Our training contracts consist of four six-month seats, where along with seats in our practice groups, trainees have the opportunity to work in one of our global offices, or directly with one of our clients over a six-month secondment.
Trainees are able to choose from a wealth of seats, to work with experts across our trainee practice areas: banking and finance, competition, corporate, dispute resolution, ETI (energy, transport and infrastructure), PRM (people, reward and mobility), real estate, tax and TMT (technology, media and telecommunications).
The modernised training contract marks the first stage in your journey from lawyer to leader. The lawyers of the future start here.
What we look for
There is no such thing as a ‘typical’ trainee or apprentice at Dentons and that’s the way we like it. Our expertise within the Firm are as diverse as the needs of our global clients. What we have in common is the ability to contribute to our growing success.
We look for candidates who have achieved, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) and a minimum of ABB at A Level (or equivalent).
We do look at every form received, and take extenuating circumstances into account for grades that do not meet our requirements. We have also implemented the Rare Recruitment Contextual Recruitment System, to give us additional context to every candidate’s application.
How to apply
Applications for our training contract open on 1 December 2021 and close on 30 June 2022.
Our application process allows you to show us who you really are, not just looking at grades, qualifications and experience. We’ll be looking for global outlook, commercial awareness, enthusiasm, collaboration, drive, innovation and problem solving throughout the process.
Application Form > Watson Glaser Test > Telephone Interview > Assessment Centre
For more information and to apply please visit our website.